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Dewey Destin Seafood

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9 Calhoun Avenue, Destin, FL
850-837-7575
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 161
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  • 76
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  • 55
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh Seafood and Beautiful View

This restaurant is vintage Destin. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. It's great to sit out over the beautiful water and watch the boats and birds. Nothing fancy, for sure, just down home local food. Best hushpuppies we have had in this area. No table service per se, you order what you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Patricia B
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Freeport, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Freeport, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is vintage Destin. The seafood is fresh and well prepared. It's great to sit out over the beautiful water and watch the boats and birds. Nothing fancy, for sure, just down home local food. Best hushpuppies we have had in this area. No table service per se, you order what you want at the counter and they bring... More 

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North Little Rock, AR
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Dewey Destin's was once again wonderful! Their fried shrimp is the best! The grilled shrimp was served with new potatoes and corn.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This review is for the location at Crab Island. This is a wonderful little, rustic and casual spot serving what we consider the best fried seafood in Destin. It's barely coated, light and never overcooked. We went for lunch several times and found the prices excellent when compared to other places. This is one of Destin's longstanding places. It's not... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was over priced and had average food. The decor was outdated and the up charge for a side items was ridiculous. Laslty, everything was already prep for the day and could not be cooked to order. Such as the stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon. I could not order this without bacon.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We love the hush puppies! Everything we had was the best. Our party had the Captain's Platter, gumbo, crab cakes and soft shell crab. We all agree it was the best we've had on our trip, so far. If you have room, try the snowball outside of Dewey's.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I admit readily that I am not a typical seafood eater as the average fried dishes just are not for me. Dewey's had a LOT of fried items on their menu - similar to what you would expect of seafood houses back in the 1970s and 80s. There were some other broiled seafood items, crab legs, crab cakes, etc. but... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What's not to love about this place?!? We stop in for lunch every day of our vacation each time we go to Destin (two to three times a year). If they have trigger or red snapper be sure to try it grilled on a sandwich. Yum! We order a pound of steamed shrimp (spicy) with a side or of jalapeño... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We had a late lunch/dinner and I was impressed by the quality and quantity of the seafood! I had the Grouper Basket which had fried grouper (my favorite fish fried), coleslaw, french fries, tartar sauce, and wonderful jalapeño hush puppies! I started out with Gumbo which had just the right amount of heat! It was loaded with fish! My wife... More 

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Nashville, TN
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate at Dewey's on Sunday afternoon with our family of 6. This was place hard to find, you have to drive all of the way back down a rather dumpy looking road to get there. The restaurant is a pretty humble looking place. A little wooden hut on a pier w/ picnic tables inside & out to eat at.... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Simply put, Dewey Destin's food is excellent. The wait was minimal and the before dinner drinks in the courtyard were fabulous. I had swordfish and their Jack scallops. It was marvelous. Our Service was very helpful too. We will come back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Calhoun Avenue, Destin, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Destin
  • Phone Number: 850-837-7575

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?